GCIA one year anniversary in Amsterdam

On September 22nd, GCI celebrated the one year anniversary of GCI Amsterdam with 150 guests from various fields including education, business, culture and government, etc in the Ship Pureliner at Amsterdam.

The anniversary scene

Hosted by Mr. Jan Klerken, vice director of GCI, the ceremony was kicked off by a very informative and encouraging speech from Prof. Sibrand Poppema, the board member of GCI and President of University of Groningen. He highly valued and praised the achievement of GCI in the last 6 years in Chinese language education and culture promotion as long as business bridging communication.

Prof. Sibrand Poppema was giving a speech

Mrs. Jingyi Liu, Chinese director and Mrs. Xuefei Cao, directors from GCI respectively shared with the guests the projects of GCIA in the last year and the upcoming events.

Mrs. Jingyi Liu was giving a speech

Mrs. Xuefei Cao was giving a speech

Besides a series of professional performances, including martial arts from Kempo Kuntao, Oriental dance from Vasara together with singing and poem recital from GCI teacher Jiang Wei and Ziqiao Zang became a highlight of the program. With one hour sailing after the program, all the partners and guests of GCI enjoyed a great networking time.

Martial arts performed by Kempo Kuntao

Oriental dance performed by Vasara

The Song poetry The first ode for the red cliff recited by Ziqiao Zang, GCI teacher

The Chinese song Song of purity and peace performed by Wei Jiang, GCI teacher

The partners and guests of GCI were enjoying a great networking time

(By Jingyi Liu; Photos by Yang Lin,Jun Lu. )

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